Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund

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AFT : NYSE : Financial
$17.41 up 0.06 | 0.35%
Today's Range: 17.32 - 17.44
Avg. Daily Volume: 67700.0
04/24/17 - 11:06 AM ET
  • Last Ratings Update:03/31/2017
  • Price as of 03/31/2017 :$17.54
  • Net Assets:$281.33 Million
  • NAV:$18.11
  • Premium-3.15%
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  • Peer Rank:8 of 30
  • Investment Rating:C+
  • Performance:C+
  • RiskC+
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SUMMARY


We rate Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc at C+. Positive factors that influence this rating include a greater than average total return. The fund may be considered for investors seeking a Loan Participation strategy.


POSITIVES AND RISKS


Total return ranks above peers over the last three years. The Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fd Inc has returned an annual rate of 5.08% since inception. More recently, the fund has generated a total return of 6.76% in the last five years, 6.02% in the last three years, and 25.10% in the last year. How does that compare to other equity funds? In the last five years, it has outperformed 53% of them. It has also outpaced 57% of its competitors on a three year basis and 84% of them over the last year for the period ending 3/31/2017. On a year to date basis, AFT has returned 2.35%.

Downside risk has been below average. AFT has a draw down risk of -23.57%, which is the largest price decline experienced over the last three years. This fund has a three year standard deviation of 10.5%. This fund has had a low level of volatility in its monthly performance over the last 36 months. As of 3/31/2017, the fund was trading at a price of $17.54, which is 3.0% below its 52-week high of $18.08 and 0.9% above its 52-week low of $17.38.

High expense ratio hinders performance. On total assets of $281.33 million, AFT maintains a high expense ratio compared to its Loan Participation peers of 3.21% to cover all operating costs. Brokerage costs for the fund to buy and sell shares are not included in the expense ratio. As AFT is a closed end fund, it has no front end or back end load.


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